An author and world-renowned expert on exploration and the history, ecology, and management of fire, Dr. Pyne's research interests focus on how people and nature interact. He teaches courses on the history of exploration and environmental history. He has also authored books on Antarctic ice and modern space exploration.
Ph.D., American Civilization, University of Texas - Austin, 1976
M.A., American Civilization, University of Texas - Austin, 1974
B.A., English, Stanford University, 1971
Minteer, B. A. and S. J. Pyne. 2013. Restoring the narrative of American environmentalism. Restoration Ecology 21(1):6-11. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2012.00909.x. (link)
Pyne, S. J. 2005. Environmental history without historians. Environmental History 10:72-74.
Pyne, S. J. 2001. Fire: A brief history. University of Washington Press. Seattle, WA.
Pyne, S. J. 1997. America's fires: Management on wildlands and forests.. Forest History Society. Durham, NC.
Pyne, S. J. In Press. An introduction to fire. America: Encyclopedia of Earth.
Pyne, S. J. In Press. Smokey the bear. Encyclopedia of American Environmental History.
Pyne, S. J. In Press. Fire. Encyclopedia of American Environmental History.
Pyne, S. J. 2006. The fire of life. In: Wuerthner, G. ed., Wildlife: A century of failed policy. Island Press.
Pyne, S. J., S. S. Schmieding and S. Amerman. 1999. The ecology of urban fire: A methodological meditation, a reseaarch reconnaissance. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State university, Tempe.
Pyne, S. J., S. S. Schmieding and S. Ammerman. 1998. The Ecology of Urban Fire: An Inquiry Into Its Theory and Practice. CAP LTER research report for project DI15. (link)